Meet Our Team


Shanika Johnson, M.S, LCMHC

                                                                 (Charlotte & Atlanta Location) 

Shanika Johnson is the CEO of Innovative Lifestyle Network. She is also a licensed clinical mental health therapist specializing in providing therapeutic services for adults, families and couples. She works with a broad spectrum of clients and feels privileged to serve and treat all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status and background. Innovative Lifestyle Network strongly believes in embracing their clients' inner strengths to promote growth and positive healing. We provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment for all clients. Therapy sessions are tailored to meet your personal needs and to collaborate with you in identifying and maximizing your strengths in an effort to explore the most effective approaches to overcoming your struggles. During this journey, you will explore past events, present realities and future possibilities. 


Timberlee Young, MSW, LCSWA 

                                                                 (Charlotte & Atlanta Location)

Timberlee Young is a licensed clinical social work associate in North Carolina and a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of South Carolina and Georgia. She received her master's degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University and her bachelor's degree in Social work from the University of Georgia. Areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), domestic violence, teen violence and sexual assault. She believes that the client and therapist relationship is the foundation and a critical component of the therapeutic process. She strives to provide a safe space for individuals to discuss their concerns in nonjudgmental, supportive and culturally sensitive environment.


Cierra Grice, MSW, LCSWA 

                                                                           (Charlotte Location)

Cierra Grice is a licensed clinical therapist associate specializing in providing therapeutic services for children, and adolescents. Areas of expertise are: anxiety, depression, anger management, family issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, behavioral and school-related issues including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and later returned to receive her Master of Social Work Degree from North Carolina Central University. If you are interested in working with Cierra please feel free to contact us to get started today.


Monique Overstreet, M.Ed, LCMHC 

                                                                           (Charlotte Location)

Monique graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Queens University of Charlotte and received her M.Ed. in clinical mental health counseling from Winthrop University. She is also in the process of becoming a certified trauma therapist to provide TF-CBT. She has experience in various areas of the Mental and Behavioral Health field. She has worked with the adolescent population for the majority of her career and also has experience working with other populations. She is Strength Based and Person-Centered in her therapy approach and believes that building rapport and trust is very important in the beginning stages of therapy.


Chantelle Walker, MS, LAPC, NCC 

                                                                             (Atlanta Location)

Chantelle Walker is a licensed associate professional counselor in the state of Georgia. She received her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Walden University and is currently a pre-doctoral student in Psychology with Northcentral University. Chantelle enjoys working with teens, adults, and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-esteem/self-love, and life's transitions. Chantelle meets the client where they are and offers much laughter, support, and a safe, nonjudgmental space.


Alexis Surratt, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS-A, NCC 

                                                                            (Charlotte Location)

Alexis Surratt is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate, and National Certified Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Areas of expertise include anxiety, adjustment disorders, anger management, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, substance use disorders, low self-esteem, and life transitions. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She strives to tailor each session to the client's unique needs by providing a safe, nurturing, culturally sensitive, and non-judgemental environment. She believes in building a healthy therapeutic foundation with each client, which allows them to heal, grow and ultimately become the best version of themselves. While working with Alexis, each client will be encouraged to explore their past, present and ideal future.


Seima Samuels, MSW, LCSWA 

                                                                            (Charlotte Location)

Seima Samuels has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from The City University of New York - York College, a Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University, and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina. As a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural therapist, she understands the importance of making room for the client's culture in the therapeutic process. She believes that successful therapeutic relationships are built on trust, understanding, and meeting clients where they are in life. She is passionate about working with children, youth, and adults both individually and in family settings. Some areas of expertise include: acculturation and immigration, anxiety, child abuse and neglect, depression, domestic violence, family conflict, parenting, school challenges, and trauma. Seima offers you a place where you can reflect, explore, discover and make decisions that lead to personal growth and satisfaction in relationships.

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